Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A look inside one of the historic streetcars on the Muni F-line following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic streetcar line and some subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A look inside one of the historic streetcars on the Muni F-line following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic streetcar line and some subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jeffrey Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, speaks at a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line streetcars and some subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Jeffrey Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, speaks at a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line streetcars and some subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed at the news conference. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Mayor London Breed at the news conference. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Aleena Galloway, a Muni operator on the historic streetcar F-line, speaks at the news conference. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Aleena Galloway, a Muni operator on the historic streetcar F-line, speaks at the news conference. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed embraces Aleena Galloway, an old friend and Muni operator on the historic streetcar F-line, following the news conference. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Mayor London Breed embraces Aleena Galloway, an old friend and Muni operator on the historic streetcar F-line, following the news conference. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed waves as she boards the popular boat tram. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Mayor London Breed waves as she boards the popular boat tram. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed bumps elbows with Muni operator Angel Carvajal aboard the historic Muni boat tram. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Mayor London Breed bumps elbows with Muni operator Angel Carvajal aboard the historic Muni boat tram. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A look inside one of the historic streetcars on Muni’s F-line on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A look inside one of the historic streetcars on Muni’s F-line on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Muni operator drives one of the historic streetcars on the Muni F-line in a new plexiglass safety cage on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A Muni operator drives one of the historic streetcars on the Muni F-line in a new plexiglass safety cage on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Officials ride the historic Muni boat tram. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Officials ride the historic Muni boat tram. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the historic streetcars of the Muni F-line back to Market Street and The Embarcadero on Friday.

The occasion also marked the return of underground Muni Metro service on the N-Judah and K/T-Ingleside lines

Starting Saturday, Muni’s F Market and Wharves route from Fisherman’s Wharf to Market and Castro streets will return to service with historic streetcars.

The N Judah rail service will resume its full route between Ocean Beach and 4th and King streets to connect with the Caltrain station, and the T Third will be extended to West Portal and then continue on, running as the K Ingleside to Balboa Park Station.

Since crews were able to work on system improvements during the pandemic, Muni officials announced Monday that new Wi-Fi service will also be available now at stations and in tunnels.

Muni officials also announced a temporary new combined bus route called the 36/52 Special to serve the Forest Hill, Miraloma and Sunnyside neighborhoods. It will run in a loop between Forest Hill Station and Glen Park Station.

More details about Muni’s re-opening plan can be found at www.sfmta.com.

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